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I turned Hatching Eggs into a Lesson!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Quail_Antwerp, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    My eggs from Tori (Mrs. AK-Bird Brain) this morning, and my kids were watching me open the box and get the eggs out of their careful wrapping.

    They bombarded me with LOTS of questions:

    What are they for?
    Is there a baby inside?
    How are you going to hatch them?
    Where's the mom? who laid them?

    So this then turned into a discussion about fostering and adoption. I used hatching eggs to teach my children about why some families adopt children and why some individuals give their children up for adoption.

    It was a neat lesson, and now my children are really excited about our broody hen "adopting" these eggs and having babies from them.

    My daughter even looked at her brother's and said, "It is good that they shared. Henny Penny's eggs won't hatch, so this way, she still gets to be a mom." [​IMG]
  2. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    AWWWW, kids say the cutest things and understand so much!
  3. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    Wow, what a great lesson too. Stories like this show great teachers. Its not always the book work that children and adults learn from! Great work.
    Now, lol, are you going to put up a cam so you can pipe in pictures of the hen each day to give them a comprehension of the wait?
    Ohhhh, I can't wait to hear more of how the kids react, they are so knowledgeable yet innocent!
  4. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Actually, I don't plan to disturb her. I am going to give her these eggs and late nature kick in from there. Other than putting feed and water in, plus I don't have a cam to put in there [​IMG]

    We will mark the days on the calendar, though. And I will mark the "due date" for the kids. I have planned a trip to the library for a book on incubation and chick development and some art projects for them to work on during the egg development.

    We are also going to visit a friend up the road this week who is a foster mom, so they can talk to her. [​IMG] That counts as a field trip [​IMG]
  5. WHat a wonderful lesson!! I hope to have a lesson plan figured out by the time I have eggs here too. [​IMG]
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Its a great lesson. Wait until they start to hatch, you can do another one, even during the whole incubation process you could.[​IMG]
    My daughter arrived home this afternoon in time to see a chick hatch. She had never seen it, and like you said, kids are full of questions! Its definitely a neat experience and I hope your children learn a lot from it.[​IMG]
  7. Oh my! I love that!! What a great lesson that turned into! Now if only my DH would let me get some hatching eggs....hmmm... It would be great for my kids too!
  8. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Well we just put the eggs under their Adoptive Mama, and the kids were thrilled! Mama didn't let me put them under her, instead, she greedily took them and rolled them under herself. LOL

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